My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics, urban politics, and South Asian politics. My dissertation examines everyday water politics in the world’s so-called “megacities.” Water, I suggest, is a critical modality through which deeply embedded urban practices can be known and understood in cities facing rapid environmental and demographic changes.
Specifically, I study water to shed light on the phenomenon of urban violence and everyday social order. In doing so, I draw on interdisciplinary scholarship on urban studies, infrastructure, and violence.
My dissertation examines these questions in relation to Karachi, where I am conducting ethnographic fieldwork.
- Political Science